LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Humboldt State’s Hanna Holland and Trevecca Nazarene’s Haley Fagan were named the Louisville/Slugger NFCA Division II National Player and Pitcher of the Week for games played March 28-April 3, announced the association on Wednesday afternoon.
Holland, a sophomore from Oakdale, Calif., was a force to be reckoned with at the plate and on the base paths for the third-ranked Jacks. Along with her .625 (20-for-32) batting average, she recorded eight multi-hit contests with three doubles, 11 RBI and nine runs scored. Holland, who is second in the nation in stolen base per game, showed off her speed as she swiped 19 bases in 19 attempts to bring her season total to 48. In addition, she is riding conference bests with a 26-game hitting streak and has reaching base safely over her last 38 contests.
"This is really exciting," said Holland. "I feel very honored, but I know I couldn't do it without my teammates and coaches."
Named the Tournament of Champions MVP, Holland stole a tournament record 16 bases and hit .652 with five RBI and eight runs over an undefeated six-game stretch. For the week, the lightning quick outfielder twice recorded four thefts and registered four three-hit contests. Holland went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBI in game two of a doubleheader against UC San Diego and capped off her week with a 3-for-3 effort against Montana State-Billings. Against the Yellowjackets, she knocked in three, scored three times and stole four bases.
“Hanna worked really hard to improve her game in the offseason, and that work is paying off,” said Head Coach Shelli Sarchett. “She is a talented player and student of the game. Her ability to steal bases isn’t just about speed; it is about her understanding of the game situation and opponent. We are proud of her accomplishments so far and know that she is an important part of our team’s success.”
Shouldering the workload for the Trojans in a four-game sweep of Cedarville, Fagan did not allow a run and struck out 40 in 27 innings of work. The Cornersville, Tenn. native started off with a bang, no-hitting the Yellow Jackets in the series opener with 11 strikeouts and three walks for her fourth no-no of the season. She closed out the four-game Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) set with one-hit masterpiece, fanning a week-high 13 batters.
"Cedarville is who we played in the G-MAC championship last year, so I knew going in they were a good team,” said Fagan. “I honestly want to give all the credit to my catcher Jordan Griner. She calls the games herself and reads batters so well. She makes me the confident pitcher I am. The defense behind me always makes plays, and I am fully confident in them. "
Fagan added a four-hit shutout with 11 Ks prior to her one-hitter and tossed six scoreless innings in game two of series in which she surrendered one hit and two walks with five strikeouts. The right-hander scattered six hits over her 27 innings of work, holding her opponents to a .069 batting average.
"Haley had a good weekend,” head coach Ben Tyree said. “We knew these were big conference games so I told her, 'Take the ball and see what you can do' and she did just that. She really stepped up and stepped up her leadership to take over the whole series. It was her time."
Player of the Week
April 6 – Hanna Holland (Humboldt State)
March 30 – Emily Benson (Western Washington)
March 23 – Ashlyn White (Henderson State)
March 16 – Sydney Wellman (St. Mary’s)
March 9 – Taylor Zimmerman (Washburn)
March 2 – Shayne Starkey (West Texas A&M)
Feb. 24 – Cheyanne Head (Barry)
Feb. 17 – Hannah Michel (St. Mary’s)
Feb. 10 – Darian Harris (Southern Arkansas)
Pitcher of the Week
April 6 – Haley Fagan (Trevecca Nazarene)
March 30 – Chelsea McManaway (Findlay)
March 23 – Courtney Poole (North Georgia)
March 16 – Bekah Slattery (Lock Haven)
March 9 – Hannah Perryman (UMSL)
March 2 – Morgan Foley (Indianapolis)
Feb. 24 – Carley Tysinger (Catawba)
Feb. 17 – Hannah Perryman (UMSL)
Feb. 10 – Kaylee Garner (Southern Arkansas)
Selected Top Performances
Missouri Western’s Taylor Hamilton – MIAA Hitter of the Week- .522, 12 H, 6 HR, 17 RBI, 1.348 OBP, .522 OBP… Indianapolis’ Morgan Foley – GLVC Pitcher of the Week - 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 26 K, 18.1 IP… Wayne State’s Lyndsay Butler – GLIAC Player & Pitcher of the Week - 3-0, 0.33 ERA, .122 opp. BA, 27 K, 21 IP, SHO; .571 (8-for-14), 2 HR, 6 RBI, .600 OBP, 1.000 SLG… Catawba’s Carley Tysinger – SAC Pitcher of the Week - 4-0, 2 SHO, 42 K, 26 IP, 0.00 ERA, 2 R, 0 ER…Concordia Irvine’s Ryann Feguson – PacWest Co-Player of the Week - .833 (10-for-13), 3 2B, 2 HR, 1.583 SLG, 6 RBI, 4 R… California’s Alex Sagl – PSAC Western Pitcher of the Week - 2-0, save, 0.57 ERA, 3 H, 21 K, 12.1 IP… Dominican (Calif.)’s Katelyn Hardin – PacWest Co-Player of the Week - .769 (10-for-13), 9 RBI… NYIT’s Tiffany McCracken – ECC Player of the Week -.857, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 1.857 SLG, .875 OBP… Fairmont State’s Courtney Iacobacci – Mountain East Player of the Week - .524 (11-for21), 6 HR, 10 R, 10 RBI, 1.381 SLG… Chico State’s Brooke Langeloh – CCAA Pitcher of the Week - 3-0, 3 CG, 0.64 ERA, 2 ER, 6 H, 36 K, 22 IP… Bridgeport’s Alyssa Bua – ECC Pitcher of the Week - 2-0, 0.82 ERA, 16 K, 2 ER, 17 IP … Southern Indiana’s Haley Hodges – GLVC Player of the Week - .692 (9-for-13), 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 4 R, 7 BB (6 IBB), .810 OBP, 1.462 SLG … Assumption’s Kendal Roy – NE-10 Co-Pitcher of the Week - 2-0, 2 SHO, 11 K, 13 IP… Minnesota State’s Dana Mogren – Nortern Sun Player of the Week… .632, 12 H, 10 RBI, 10, 5 SB, 3 BB, 2 2B, 3B, HR… Lock Haven’s Bekah Slattery – PSAC Central Pitcher of the Week - 2-0, 16 K, 12 IP, 2 SHO, .125 opp. BA… West Chester’s Sarah Walasavage – PSAC Eastern Athlete of the Week - .500, 10 H, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 9 R, 3 BB… Southern New Hampshire’s Sarah Lavallee – NE-10 Co-Pitcher of the Week - 2-0, 2 SHO, 9 K, 12 IP… Chadron State’s Tayler Hall – RMAC Pitcher of the Week - 2-0, 0.00 ERA, SHO, .077 opp. BA, 17 K.